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20 minutes ago, TGO David said:

My Trail Boss was the worst decision I ever made.  The turbo-diesel version may be slightly better but I'd rather let you kick me in the crotch than me ever take another chance on one of those.

LOL

I've got about 100 hours in one on the way back and forth to Texas. Biggest issue we've had was it's ability to break windshields. He did change the tires out almost immediately. What issues did you have? The 4,6,8 engine software is junk. (The sticking lifters) I don't think the 3.0l duramax has that. 

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2 hours ago, Alleycat72 said:

LOL

I've got about 100 hours in one on the way back and forth to Texas. Biggest issue we've had was it's ability to break windshields. He did change the tires out almost immediately. What issues did you have? The 4,6,8 engine software is junk. (The sticking lifters) I don't think the 3.0l duramax has that. 

I had the 6.2L and it was a POS.  Less than 100 miles and 1-day of ownership, the power steering pump failed.  Of course there was a national backorder and they estimated 6-8 weeks for a part.  I raised incredible hell in the middle of their showroom and they magically found a steering pump for me.  Probably robbed it off of another truck.

Two weeks later the rear window began leaking.  The "fix" for that was to silicone the hell out of it.  It kept leaking.  They finally replaced the whole window.  Then, as the weather got colder the rear window shattered.  They replaced it again and of course it started leaking almost immediately.  It took them THREE rear windows to get it sealed properly.

Then we had to fight them over the headliner being water damaged.  Yet another repair.

And then the lifters started to fail.  Another 6-8 weeks of waiting on parts and they would only replace the lifters on the bank that was having problems despite the fact that everyone knew the other bank would go soon.  And it did.

I traded the truck at that point.

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16 hours ago, Capbyrd said:

The passport is a straight up wagon body. The ridgeline is the model with the bed.  

Total mistake on my part i meant the Ridgeline......thanks for pointing that out.  I did have a buddy with a 93 Passport in high school though and it was a good vehicle.   Actually i am wrong again, it was an Isuzu Rodeo, but i believe that was mostly a rebadged Passport.

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4 hours ago, Gunner2k said:

Total mistake on my part i meant the Ridgeline......thanks for pointing that out.  I did have a buddy with a 93 Passport in high school though and it was a good vehicle.   Actually i am wrong again, it was an Isuzu Rodeo, but i believe that was mostly a rebadged Passport.

Other way around.  The Passport was a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo.  It was a partnership that lasted about a decade where Honda gave Isuzu a car to rebrand and Isuzu gave Honda an suv.   

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On 5/1/2022 at 9:50 PM, Eray said:

I can't afford a $50,000 new truck so I bought a new Ford Maverick truck for $22,100. It's got a pretty small bed on it but I hauled a 10 ft stepladder home in it yesterday.

How do you like it?  Is it roomy inside?

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2 hours ago, Defender said:

How do you like it?  Is it roomy inside?

It doesn't really feel like a small truck while driving it. I went from an F-150 that I bought new in 2009 to the Maverick. The hood is squared up and the truck feels much wider than it looks. I have owned two new Ford Rangers in years past and the Maverick feels like it has much more room than a Ranger. The only complaint that I have so far is engine noise. It just seems to me that the turbocharged 4 cylinder engine has more whine to it than 4 cylinders that I have owned it the past. That being said it is a powerhouse. If I accidentally step on it too hard it will definitely spin the tires. I am 5' 11" and have plenty of headroom with my hat on. The backseat clears my knees with about 4 inches to spare. It is plenty comfortable for 4 people. I have hauled two new boxed up recliners in the back. Also an oak desk and a 10" step ladder. If you don't really need a truck but then again sometimes you do, this might be the answer. 

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5 hours ago, Eray said:

 The backseat clears my knees with about 4 inches to spare. It is plenty comfortable for 4 people. I have hauled two new boxed up recliners in the back. Also an oak desk and a 10" step ladder. If you don't really need a truck but then again sometimes you do, this might be the answer. 

I am convinced that Ford has made a deal with the devil when it comes to legroom in the rear seating positions.  They manage to squeeze out far more knee room and head room back there than any other manufacturer.  My 2011 Raptor was like the damned Tardis inside.  Passengers couldn't believe how much room they had in the back seat.

I miss that truck.

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1 hour ago, TGO David said:

I am convinced that Ford has made a deal with the devil when it comes to legroom in the rear seating positions.  They manage to squeeze out far more knee room and head room back there than any other manufacturer.  My 2011 Raptor was like the damned Tardis inside.  Passengers couldn't believe how much room they had in the back seat.

I miss that truck.

And the flat back seat floor was game changing too!

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2 hours ago, TGO David said:

I am convinced that Ford has made a deal with the devil when it comes to legroom in the rear seating positions.  They manage to squeeze out far more knee room and head room back there than any other manufacturer.  My 2011 Raptor was like the damned Tardis inside.  Passengers couldn't believe how much room they had in the back seat.

I miss that truck.

 

58 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

And the flat back seat floor was game changing too!

And the back seat that doesn't fold down, but it doo.

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